MiquelBorn in Northern California, I went from butchering sheep and chickens on a small family ranch to writing theses on English literature and film at UC Berkeley.

After being introduced properly to wine via working for Napa Valley winery, I went on several journeys for wine around Europe. Once finally realizing that California is at the end of the world (not the center of it as Californians and Midwest transplants believe) I moved to Catalonia in 2012 where I write and publish wine books as well as articles in other publications.

I live in a village of the Priorat wine region where myself and the other 450 inhabitants all get along via copious amounts of wine and a threat of mutual dislike.

If interested, please venture to my cussing-infused Twitter or read my wine blog.

-Miquel (yes, that’s a Q, not a G)